Tucked away on vibrant and bustling Lower Main Road in Observatory, Hello Sailor is a quirky, hip bistro that serves up a simple fare done exceptionally well.
This cosy space, with nautical theme throughout, is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. People watching in Obz with a cup of gourmet coffee is a treat, and many locals have made a stop part of their morning ritual. The space is warm, inviting and casual while offering excellent service from friendly staff.
Open from the early morning until late in the evening, Hello Sailor’s menu ranges from eggs and bacon to burgers, pasta and salad. Don’t let the size of the venue fool you! There’s a reason it’s hard to get a table on a Friday night, and a big part of that is the food. Simple and delicious – you’ll be hard pressed to pick a favourite.
The craft beer selection is some of the best we’ve seen in a bistro. There are tons of bottled beers to choose from, including King’s Blockhouse and First Light Golden Ale, as well as a full bar. If it’s a bit early for a pint, Hello Sailor serves a premium cup from Deluxe Coffee Works.
Our Top 3 Food Picks:
Mezze Platter – Hummus, pesto, chargrilled veg, olives and garlic ciabatta
Burger – Classic American cheeseburger with fries
Steak Sandwich – Wholegrain mustard mayo, cherry tomatoes, caramelised onions and brie
Our Top DPBC Beer and Food Pairing: Cheese burger with First Light Golden Ale
It was a tough call between the steak sandwich and the cheeseburger, but the pairing with First Light demanded this American classic. Burgers are made to order, so we suggest throwing some bacon on that beast to take it to the next level.
Website: Hello Sailor
Address: 86 Lower Main Rd, Observatory, Cape Town
Contact: 021 447 0707
Hours: Monday to Sunday, 0800-2300